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Even if England qualify by beating Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the later no certainty, they have a huge amount of catching up to do, about 4 years on and off the pitch of catching up condensed into just a couple of weeks. To get past the quarter finals and complete in limited overs cricket in the future. I just hope we see some changes before their next game...
Under such tremendous scrutiny, the pressure on Cook to perform, both personally and as a leader - a role for which his insular personality seems ill-suited - may be too great. Perhaps, in the modern era, the job of England cricket captain really is impossible.
England captain Alastair Cook believes the furore over Jos Buttler's controversial run out at Edgbaston will rage on into
Alex Hales was left to reflect on the most remarkable night of his career after becoming the first England batsman to score
Whatever the magic formula, a holiday to Sri Lanka won't leave you wanting. For a bargainous all-inclusive package deal, my partner and I were rewarded with four-course fine dining, massages, champagne and limitless cocktails. Oh, and a free mini bar. I genuinely have no idea how our hotel made any profit.
After much trumpeting, backslapping and hour-long specials on Sky TV, last summer England were anointed world number one test side and presented with the ICC Disco Mace by a roller skating Sister Sledge (it is nearly camp enough for this to have really happened).
2012 was always going to be a tough year for the England cricket team. With two subcontinent tours and a home series against the number two test team in the world, it's a tough line up, even without the added pressure of their recently attained number one test team status.
England have set Sri Lanka 269 to win in the final one-day international at Old Trafford. The series is currently tied 2